More character pre-visualization...
Balthazar, from "Upon A
Far Distant Shore." He was infected by the same nano-virus that infected
Artemis Xian. Rather than just grant him similar enhanced abilities, he
was also mutated into something that looks a bit like Frankenstein's
monster. It's speculated that the presence of drugs and alcohol in his
system caused the nano-virus to misread his body before rebuilding it.
Despite being adversaries, Balthazar does feel a bit of infatuation
toward Artemis. (I'm not completely sold on this image of Balthazar.
There may be another pass at it down the road, something that looks a
little less human.)
The next character pre-visualization is Special Agent Denise Bell from "Stranger." Denise is an Enhanced Human, a group of genetically engineered humans who possess superior strength, enhanced speed and reflexes, much sharper senses. In the later twenty-second century, Enhanced Humans are also the victims of prejudice and bigotry from a sizable chunk of Earth's population. While there is a large population of Enhanced Humans that are free, most of their sort are living in indentured servitude, essentially slaves. There is a very active subculture of Enhanced Humans who want to overthrow EarthGov as a means to gaining freedom. Most Enhanced Humans, like Denise, work within the system to affect change. "Stranger" is the story of Denise's efforts to infiltrate a terrorist group and stop them before they can launch strikes on Portland, Oregon.
The last character pre-visualization for tonight is Helena Troy, the main character of "My Soul To Keep." There is nothing out of the ordinary about Helena, except that she, and everyone else in the habitat of Coventry - 600 people in total, were abducted from Earth by a race of being called the Tralamafan, to be used in a continuing cycle of experiments. To the Tralamafan, the human population of Coventry are nothing more than lab rats. The memories of their lives before their abduction was erased, and they are cloned over and over again, over the coarse of centuries, and run through different forms of society, alternating between cycles of war and peace. It's not until Helena is chosen by Isiah, Coventry's controlling AI, to begin working to end the cycles and preserve the lives of the 600 citizens.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
We are what we are. Besides, humanity’s just a frame of mind.
- Special Agent Caralynn Adrasteia, EarthGov Security, Division Five
The story of Caralynn (Carly) Adrasteia, an agent of EarthGov Security in the late twenty-second century begins. As an Enhanced Human, a group of humans engineered to have superior physical and mental abilities, she is subject to hatred and discrimination while continuing to work for the improvement of her people's situation. Along with her partner, Special Agent Murphy Greenfield, she is assigned to track down two escaped criminals who threaten a newly established colony. One of the criminals, Efhram Bartok, is also an Enhanced Human who wants to incite a revolution and lead the Enhanced Humans to freedom. There is a link between Carly and Bartok, one that only Carly's division director knows.
On A Cold Wind is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Heav’n but the Vision of fulfill’d Desire,
And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire,
Cast on the Darkness into which Ourselves,
So late emerged from, shall so soon expire.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam of Naishpur
EarthGov Security Special Agent Kevin Martin and his partner, Probationary Agent Rachael (Rae) Mercer, thought they had been assigned an open-and-shut case. A murder had been committed on the colony of Haven and local law enforcement already had a suspect in custody, with enough evidence to ensure a conviction. Things begin to spin out of control when Rae is severely beaten and Kevin is accused of the attack. Who is trying to stop the murder investigation? What is connection between the suspect and the victim? How does the secret Rae is keeping tie into it?
Rae is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.
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Monday, November 2, 2015
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: And his name that sat on him was Death
The Book of Revelation 6:8
In the late twenty-sixth century, a serial killer roams the city of Naufolk. There is little evidence left at the scenes of the murders, and no trace of the killer shows up on any of the city’s scanners. It's up to EarthGov Security Special Agent Lin Sillo and her partner, Special Agent Vincent DeBurg, to stop him. But is there something behind the murders, something that reaches far beyond the city?
The Fault Lies Not… is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.
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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Special Agent Maureen Rogers from "Raven." This is another pre-vis done in HeroMachine 3. She was born in Russia in 1791, and her birth name is Anastasia Krestyanova. She's done a lot in her four hundred years, and currently works as a Special Agent with Division Two of EarthGov Security. It is almost a daily struggle to keep the truth of her life hidden from her very inquisitive and suspicious partner, Special Agent David Troy.